February 13, 2024 – Disciplines


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Disciplines
February 13, 2024

DAILY PROVERB:

Proverbs 4:1-4
Hear, ye children, the instruction of a father, and attend to know understanding. For I give you good doctrine, forsake ye not my law. For I was my father’s son, tender and only beloved in the sight of my mother. He taught me also, and said unto me, Let thine heart retain my words: keep my commandments, and live.

OUTLOOK ON THE IN BOOK:

     “Someday son, you will see I am right,” or “when will you learn child, that when I tell you something, I know what I am talking about?” These words have rung in my ears for years. My dad would tell me something, and I would for some silly reason, believe my way was better. Guess what, it was not!


      Proverbs 4:1 says, “Hear, ye children, the instruction of a father.” The word instruction here, in Hebrew, carried the meaning of discipline. It could say the discipline of your father.

       What did you just think of when you read the word discipline? I know I think of getting a spanking. That is one form of discipline used when I would not obey. However, that is a discipline I received for a discipline I would not obey. You see the word “discipline,” also includes the meaning of a controlled behavior. In today’s passage, the father asks his son to grasp one single word,“instruction.” If you’re willing to listen to the lessons in discipline that I, your father, have acquired through years of practice and then follow these teachings diligently, you can steer clear of the consequences that arise from disobedience.


      This is exactly what all of life is about. It is about learning to live with disciplines. In fact, that is what Jesus was doing while here on earth. He was teaching the disciplines of life to His disciples. If they would learn, and then adhere to them, the blessing from God would follow. If they went about their own way, they would also suffer the consequence of disobedience. When God, in Genesis 1, created this earth and everything on it, it was all set in order, disciplined. And He said, “It is good.”

      

THE WORD WALKING IN ME:

     How many times do you need to bump your head on something before you learn to duck? How many times must we see that God’s ways are always the best before we will obey? When we willingly do His will and follow His life disciplines, “It is good.”

What instruction from the Father did you hear today?

IF YOU ARE JOURNALING:

Ask yourself, what are MY THOUGHTS concerning this Passage, and todays Devotion?

Do I find within this reading a CHALLENGE for my life?

What are one or two things I WILL DO today or this week to accept that CHALLENGE?

  

GOD TALKING TO ME: FEBRUARY 13, 2024

THROUGH THE BIBLE WITH A DAILY PROVERBS
    Leviticus 13 – Leviticus 14
   Proverbs 4:1 – 4

 

THROUGH THE BIBLE OLD & NEW TESTAMENT DAILY
 
  Leviticus 1-3
   Matthew 26:26-56

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